Bob Stoops told the Sporting News that he doesn't get why people say college athletes don’t get paid and that "they are paid quite often, quite a bit and quite handsomely." Stoops apparently has a disturbed understanding. He uses the tired, paternalistic logic that these players should just be glad to be where they are, happy for the opportunity and compared them to students who leave college in tremendous debt that don't have the athletic gifts that prompted these universities to individually recruit them.

Seriously, the defense for not paying college athletes is "at least they don't finish college in debt." That's some twisted, hater-ish line of thinking, man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major League Baseball has created a task force to study why the number of African-Americans playing baseball has declined. The 17-member committee is having its first meeting today in Milwaukee.

 

 

 

 

Louisville may be the national champions, but the Kentucky Mr. Basketball committed to the Wildcats. Dominique Hawkins is the eighth member of this recruiting class that includes six All-Americans. 

Jadeveon Clowney is out for the rest of South Carolina's spring practices with neck and back pain. This, of course, is the same dude that some people think shouldn't even be wasting his time with college football.

Are the Yankees legitimate underdogs this season?

The always entertaining Bubba Watson hit a hole-in-one during a practice round.

 

 

 

 

Roddy White went on First Take demanding respect for the Atlanta Falcons.

 

Young Money artist Lil Twist shakes his haters off in his new video "Understand Me."

 

Props to Vibe for the lede on this post about Chris Brown's bodyguard suing Drake and the nightclub where the two R&B divas threw bottles last summer.

Rihanna doesn't understand love, but of course, we figured as much.

The "Made In America Festival" lineup in Philly for this year was announced. It's going to feature 34 acts, which include: Public Enemy, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, 2 Chainz, Jay Rock, Wiz Khalifa, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Solange.

J. Cole says he's trying to compete with the white people, going for "Album of the Year" at the Grammys with his sophomore record Born Sinner.

Raekwon has an unreleased track titled "Restaurant" from his compilation mixtape of work with collaborator Scram Jones, The Chef vs. The Beast.

 

The U.S. Senate announced a compromise bill Wednesday that would expand background checks for gun buyers.

A six-year-old boy in New Jersey is dead after being accidentally shot by his four-year-old playmate, who discovered the 22-caliber rifle in his home.

A Georgia high school baseball team visited South Florida and showed off their fisherman skills by reeling in a nearly 1,000-pound shark.

 

Cory Gunz doesn't know his limits.